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Toronto police have released a photo of a man they believe may be a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.
“I do not want to release this picture and I do so as a last resort,” Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga told the media at a press conference on Monday.
Police also confirmed that a seventh set of remains were found from planters collected from a home on Mallory Crescent.
The remains have not been identified and no further charges have been laid.
Idsinga would not say from there they got the photo but said they believe the image is that of a deceased person.
Idsinga said investigators have shown the picture of the man to several people but they are still no closer to identifying him. Police asking anyone who may know who this man is to contact investigators.
“We need to put a name to this face and bring closure to this man’s loved ones.”
Three sets of remains were identified earlier in the investigation, using fingerprint analysis and dental records. Confirmed remains belong to Andrew Kinsman, 49, Soroush Mahmudi, 50 and Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40.
McArthur has been charged with first-degree murder in their deaths, as well as those of Selim Esen, 44, Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Dean Lisowick, either 43 or 44.
Police still won’t discuss a possible cause of death.
“I believe we have some evidence which would indicate a cause of death but it’s not something I’m going to get specific about right now,” Idsinga said.
Sources told 680 NEWS investigators found photos of eight possible victims on McArthur’s computer. Idsinga would not comment on those claims.
Dr. Michael Pollanen, Chief Forensic Pathologist for the province of Ontario, says the McArthur investigation has presented some serious challenges.
“We need to utilize many different scientific disciplines – pathology, anthropology, dentistry, finger prints. All these different modalities are integrated together to understand what’s happened,” he explained.
Pollanen said the investigation is drawing on everyone at the agency and that the gravity of the work is weighing on everyone.
Idsinga said identifying all the remains may take “several weeks or months.”
You can watch the full press conference below.
With files from The Canadian Press
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